Sarah, a colored woman v. William Waddingham
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Depositions of witnesses produced sworn and
examined at the Office of JamesJames F Mahan F MahanJames F Mahan a Justice
of the peace, in the town of Palinysa, in the county of
Marion and state of MissouriMissouri, before me JamesJames F Mahan F MahanJames F Mahan a Justice of the peace in and for said county
in a certain cause, now pending in the Saint LouisCircuit Court
Circuit CourtCircuit Court , in the state of MissouriMissouri, between
SarahSarah , a woman of color plaintiff and WilliamWilliam WaddinghamWaddingham Defendant, On the part of the said
defendant

SamuelSamuel MProsserProsser of lawful age, being
produced, sworn and examined, on the part of the defendant, deposeth and saith, that I am a brother
in law, to Mrs. Margaret KMargaret K . ProsserProsser Widow of my deceased
brother, John ProsserProsser ,. In the year 1838 or 9, ProsserProsser , having
sold her farm in Mason county in the state of VirginiaVirginia started
to move to the state of MissouriMissouri,
with my brother and family, with the intention of setting
there; having her daughter MaryMary ProsserProsser , who afterwards
married to J. H. Martin, and two negroesSarahSarah the
plaintiff in this action and GeorgeGeorge a negro boy, in
the state of VirginiaVirginia said SarahSarah was left to one WilliamWilliam . Mrs ProsserProsser carried
on as for as JacksonvilleJacksonville in the state of llinoise
where I there reside, and stopped for the Winter
and afterwards, purchased property, and settled
in Morgan CountyMorgan County IllinoisIllinois after the intermarriage of
J. H. Martin with MaryMary ProsserProsser , he hired said SarahSarah and
took her to County in the state of KentuckyKentucky
In the fall of 1840 I think MartinMartin moved to the
city of St LouisSt Louis, in the state of MissouriMissouri bringing
said SarahSarah with him thinking he would not knowing that she had settled in
IllinoisIllinois after MartinMartin arrived at St LouisSt Louis and found
that Mrs ProsserProsser was still in MorganMorgan county Ill
he went over to with his family,lb/>